This week, we're driving the fourth generation 2019 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4x4 two-door which was named Motor Trend Magazine's 2019 "SUV of the Year".

A steel bumper group adds another $1,295, while safety is enhanced thanks to a highly recommended $795 adaptive cruise and forward collision warning package. Further, a Jeep Active Safety Group for $895 brings in Park Sense rear park assist and blind spot and cross path detection making these new Wranglers the most modern ever built and worthy of the Motor Trend Magazine award. Years ago, these modern safety features just weren't available on Wranglers, so it's great to see Jeep keeping up with the prevailing emergency safety features that make driving much safer than 10 years ago.

An LED lighting group adds $995, Trailer Tow Package $795, Leather seat and trim package for $1,395 and delivery charges of $1,495 bring the final tally to a hefty $51,645. Remember these new Wranglers don't have to cost this much as most of the test vehicles we drive are loaded to the hilt. You can contour your Wrangler specifically to your preferences and thickness of wallet.

Important numbers include a wheelbase of 96.8 inches, 4,160 lb. curb weight, 17.5 gal. fuel tank, 18 city and 23 highway fuel mileage, 34.5 ft. turn circle, 2,000 lb. tow capacity, 10.8 inch ground clearance and 12.9 to 31.7 cu. ft. cargo space depending on rear seat position.

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